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They Helped Shape America - 2nd Edition
"This is the second quiz about America's diverse cultural background. Whether you agree or disagree with them - approve or disapprove of them, they've made America what it is."
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This U.S. Army engineer was the foreman of the construction job known as the Panama Canal. When the canal opened he then became the U.S. Canal Zone's first governor.
George Washington Goethals
William Grant Still
John B. Watson
This Polish-born immigrant to the U.S. developed an orally-administered polio vaccine that provided a longer period of immunity than Jonas Salk's polio vaccine.
This famous chef served in the U.S. Office of Strategic Services during WWII, attended the prestigious Cordon Bleu cooking school, and penned a bestselling cookbook.
This musician and performer made some sixty albums during a career that spanned thirty years. The music emphasized American rock and roll with a satirical twist on politics and values. This performer/composer's band was called the Mothers of Invention or, simply, the "Mothers".
This American organized the Massachusetts citizenry in opposition to the Stamp Act, and planted the idea of revolution against England. The offspring of a wealthy and successful Bostonian business family, this Colonial founded the Sons of Liberty.
John Quincy Adams
This American was a 1920s' "feminist" who began her career writing for both "Vanity Fair" and "Vogue" magazines. After being fired because her works were too "sassy" for the times, she freelanced and produced short stories that were witty, cynical, and often vitriolic. She formed a collection of contemporary writers into a group known as the "Algonquin Round Table".
This American was a seaman born in 1814 who, while on ship at sea, whittled a model of a handgun out of wood. Later, his wooden model became an actual revolver.
This American wrote many popular songs that ranged from light and breezy to romantic, charming, and witty. This famous lyricist was a cofounder of Capitol Records, as well as its talent scout and president.
George M. Cohan
In 1906 this American created what would eventually become a commercial food dynasty - specializing in breakfast foods - that dramatically altered our eating habits.
George F. Mills
W. K. Kellogg
This American was the general manager and president of the Brooklyn Dodgers - the club who had a contract with the first African American to play modern major league baseball.
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
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